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Dan followed me home today! (holster advice needed)

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Nutty4Guns, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Dan Wesson, that is.
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    Who makes a good IWB holster that is gentle on the guns finish? I want to keep my new investment looking nice for a long time.

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  2. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    Anything leather should do nicely. I like Don Hume holsters.
    That is a beautiful gun... lucky it followed you home!
     
  3. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice piece .
    +1 on the Don Hume.
     
  4. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I found the Milt Sparks VM-2 to work best for my 1911's
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a Galco IWB that I have been carrying my CBOB in for the last year. I believe it's a Summer Special 2. I like it a lot and would recommend one. I have a few scratches on the gun from my High Noon slider (with thumb break) but the Galco hasn't left a blemish.
     
  6. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    This is my experience as well.
     
  7. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Beautiful gun. :thumbup:
     
  8. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Thanks for the compliments and suggestions guys. I will look into those suggestions.
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Milt Sparks VM2 is hands down my favorite. I need to pick one up for my CCO also.
     
  10. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    To the ones that recommended the Milt Sparks, have you ever owned any other decent holsters for your 1911 and can make comments about what you like about the VM2 to rate it higher? I've heard good things about them but haven't had the opportunity to even see one, let alone try one.
     
  11. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    On 1911's I've used the VM2 (carried my EMP in it), and a Galco Summer Comfort. I've used Blocker, Comptac, etc on other guns. There are a few companies making VM2 copies, but most of the good ones have creeped up in price to the same price range and wait time! Allan Yost (I think that's his name, google will find him) usually has a decent inventory of MS holsters. I actually need to order one as well for mine and sell off my other EMP holster.

    ETA: I have not carried my 1911 in leather comparable to the MS, but never had desire to. Search any 1911 forum and the VM2 will come up ~90% of the time as the recomended go to leather. And if you don't like it you probably won't lose much $$ selling since they're soo sought after.
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thoughts on the VM2 vs the Summer Comfort?
     
  13. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    I really like the Summer Comfort for the $$. been carrying my CCO in it actually since it's the only commander holster I have around. It's a nice comfortable holster but I feel the VM2 will add a little bit of stability for me. But I have no problems with it at all currently. Once I have a VM2 in the right size again I can probably give a better impression.
     
  14. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'd like to hear your thoughts when you take that plunge! Thanks.
     
  15. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    I like what I hear about the vm2. Now to find one that doesn't require a 6 month wait or similar.
     
  16. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Well if it says anything I'm looking for another to fit my current carry gun :)
     
  17. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Orygun, I have a Summer Special made by Sparks. And while I like it a lot, it just doesn't distribute the weight of a full size steel 1911 as well as the Vesa Max 2. I believe it is the spacing of the loops..6" center to center VM2 compared to 1 1/2" for my Summer Special, and of course the VM is much wider. Just like handguns though, no one type or brand fits all. :)
     
  18. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    I just got home from the range and from picking up a holster. I am very happy with the performance of the gun so far. The holster I bought is a Galco Summer Comfort. It seems to be a nice holster, but time will tell. Here is my second target fired from 50 feet. 230gr PMC Bronze FMJ.

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    No malfunctions of any kind from the gun. It handles nicely and the trigger is nice and smooth.

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  19. ironmike86

    ironmike86 WA Member

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    UBG Holsters
    Good holsters. Awww little late but for future reference.
     
  20. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Dang man... beautiful firearm..